Curwensville To Battle Redbank Valley Saturday in District 9-A Semifinals

CURWENSVILLE – Curwensville will return to high school football action on Saturday night after receiving a bye in the first round of the District 9 Class “A” playoffs last weekend.

The Golden Tide (8-2) will play Redbank Valley (6-4) in the semifinals at Mansell Stadium in DuBois at 6 pm. Curwensville is the one seed, while the Bulldogs are the number five seeded team.

The Tide – Bulldog game is the second of a doubleheader, as in the first game at 1 pm it will be number two Ridgway (7-3) up against Coudersport (6-4), the sixth seed.

In the first game of the regular season Ridgway defeated Coudersport 29-8.

In last Friday’s quarterfinal round games, Redbank Valley defeated Otto-Eldred 15-8 and Coudersport knocked off Clarion-Limestone 44-40.

Curwensville has faced Redbank Valley four times since 2006 and sports a 3-1 record against the Bulldogs.

In the District 9 “A” playoffs the Tide beat the Bulldogs in the semifinals 34-6 in 2006 and three years later, in 2009, it was Curwensville once again topping Redbank Valley, 30-8 in the first round.

The Bulldogs gained some revenge in 2013, defeating the Golden Tide 28-22 in the District 9 semifinals.

A regular season game between the two schools took place in 2015 with Curwensville taking down Redbank Valley 44-30.

Under Golden Tide head coach Andy Evanko, Curwensville has made the District 9 playoffs in 17 of the last 18 seasons, starting in 2000.

Curwensville has won three District 9 Championships during that time period, 2000, 2004, 2010 and finished second in 2001 and 2006.

Listen to Curwensville – Redbank Valley playoff action on WOKW-FM, 102.9, starting with the pre-game show at 5:45 pm.

Golden Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
08/25 @ Cameron County 38 – 8 1 – 0
09/01 @ Smethport 48 – 0 2 – 0
09/08 SHEFFIELD 56 – 8 3 – 0
09/15 @ Port Allegany 56 – 13 4 – 0
09/22 @ Kane 0 – 57 4 – 1
09/29 BROCKWAY 15 – 13 5 – 1
10/06 RIDGWAY 14 – 11 6 – 1
10/13 @ Elk County Catholic 43 – 12 7 – 1
10/20 BRADFORD 14 – 23 7 – 2
10/27 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 48 – 19 8 – 2
11/03 District 9 A Playoffs    
11/03 BYE    
11/11 Redbank Valley @ DuBois, 6 pm    
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